Teacher Letter To Parent


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A teacher to parent letter is often required at the beginning of the school year or term/semester. Their primary purpose is to clearly define important student-related guidelines with respect to such issues as: home assignments, uncompleted class work, planned and unplanned absences, etc. Ideally, they will clearly define the communication protocols to be used between parents and the school on issues relating to the student. Below is a typical teacher to parent letter that can be used as a model to build on.

(print Teacher to Parent Letter on official school letterhead stationery)


September 10, 20xx

Parents of Students
Grade 11, Class C
Maxwell Park Secondary School


Dear Parents of 11C Students:

As the new school year gets underway it is timely to send you the guidelines and procedures that will be followed this year at Maxwell Park School with respect to homework and unplanned absences.

Uncompleted Class Work
If your child does not complete his/her school work in class, I may require that it be completed at home. In such cases I will send you a special "Classwork at Home" form that will explain what work was not completed in class, and why. I ask you to please sign the bottom portion of that form where indicated, and have your child return it to me when they hand-in the completed work. This will help distinguish incomplete seatwork from regular homework.

Uncompleted Homework
Repeated failure to complete homework may result in the issuance of an Academic Notice. In accordance with school policy, Academic Notices always require a meeting with the parent and administration. If I send such a notice to you, it will request that you telephone me as soon as possible so that we can set up a meeting involving you the parents, me the teacher involved, and the vice-principal.

Missed Homework Due to Absence
Excused absences:
Students who are absent due to illness have three days for each full day missed to make up school work that was missed (after he/she returns to school). Students are responsible for completion of all missed schoolwork or they will receive a grade of zero ("0") on any quizzes, tests, projects or assignments missed. If your child is absent more than two days and you would like to pick up any missed homework assignments, please telephone the school office at 615-245-7645 to make arrangements.

Unexcused Absences:
Classwork and homework missed due to planned or voluntary absence must be completed and handed-in on the day of return to school. Parents and students must secure assignments in advance of such absences and should inform me in writing at least one week in advance of the planned absence.

Illness At School
Students who appear to become ill during the school day will be sent to the office and a determination will be made by the school nurse whether or not a child should be sent home. If deemed necessary to send the child home, parents will be telephoned at home or at work to make arrangements for pick-up.

I would ask you to please review and take note of the above guidelines and procedures so that we may work together in providing the best possible educational experience for your child this year.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to call the office at 615-245-7645 and leave a message for me and I will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your concerns.

Yours truly,


Antonio Vargas


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